Despite the growing number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, a lot of people are still unaware about the importance of social distancing to help reduce the virus’s spreading.
This being said, thousands of college students gathered on the beaches in Miami to relax for their spring break.
These students were ready to party hard despite the deadly virus that’s led to many countries being in lockdown and their health care systems being overburdened.
Even though health authorities and government officials are constantly warning against mass gatherings and public places, some people seem to not care.
Miami Beaches Full of Students
The festivities around spring break have been officially stopped in Miami; however, groups of 20+ students flocked to the beaches anyway.
They drank, partied, swam, and played on the beaches-videos show them having a good time and without a single effort to do social distancing.
One college student even said when interviewed that ‘if I get corona, I get corona. At the end of the day I’m not going to let it stop me from partying.’
Thousands of American college students avoided the warnings about the COVID-19 from health officials and filled the South Beach sections.
Prohibited Gatherings & Shops Closed Down
However, the authorities in Miami have already set limits to gatherings to no more than 10 individuals and shops have been closed.
The mayors of Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale have stated that the people who violate these orders will have to face fines or arrest. According to the WHO, social distancing is pivotal in averting the spread of this infection.
As the virus can spread through droplets, people are advised to keep a distance of around 3 feet when they’re with other people in public places.
A lot of countries and cities worldwide have set quarantine measures to avert large mass gatherings and advise people to stay at home.
The governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis announced that they would close bars and nightclubs for a month and recommended that the 12 universities in the state enforce social distancing through the end of the semester.